Innovative
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Learning from Trash

Save your trash for a week; preferably dry trash. Or have a neighbor or parent save theirs. Have your students go through the trash and see what they can figure out about the person from the trash. If using your trash or anyone that your class knows, try to eliminate trash with names on it, or cover names up. Students will have fun seeing how much can be learned of a person from her trash.

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